Coronavirus Briefing: What Occurred Right now
“It suggests that we may have some air to breathe, and that could help any country get back on its feet with its economy and the safety of its people,” Apoorva said. “It also means we may be able to contain this pandemic a little sooner than we were concerned.”
With more than 150,000 virus cases a day, the nation will be closing again.
California, Washington state, and Oregon have closed indoor dining, among others. The Mayor of Chicago issued a new stay-at-home order and Philadelphia’s Mayor banned most indoor gatherings as part of new comprehensive regulations.
Cue the resistance.
The response to virus restrictions the country saw in the spring is resurfacing. Resistance was particularly fierce in Michigan, where Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended casinos, cinemas and personal learning at high schools and colleges for three weeks from Wednesday. A Republican lawmaker was quick to demand that she be charged, and Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s coronavirus advisor, called on people in the state to “stand up” in protest.
In Oregon, after Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, restricted social gatherings to six people and threatened fines or arrests for those who fail to do so, the Republican chairman of a committee of county commissioners posted a message on Facebook that read: ” My family will be celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with as many family members and friends as I can find. Gov Brown is WRONG to order anything else. “
But not only Democrats are experiencing a setback. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, ordered a corporate curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. today. But even before he made an announcement, Mr Trump issued a warning on Twitter indicating that he might be supporting a primary challenger against the Republican governor.
For other Republican governors, the price to pay for inaction while their hospitals are stretched is too high. After defying mask mandates, the governors of Utah, North Dakota, Iowa, and West Virginia have reversed course in recent days and urged residents to cover their faces.